Cornwall Ontario – More and more Canadian companies are joining the international market every year. A new series of webinars will help companies that are new to exporting familiarize themselves with key steps in growing international sales in the U.S. and beyond.
“The opportunities presented by international markets can be made less challenging with the help of trade experts from Ontario, the Trade Commissioner Service and agencies such as Export Development Canada. These webinars will help guide you through everything you need to know to get started in global markets,” says Denis Lapierre, Senior Business Advisor with the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “Eastern Ontario has dozens of globally competitive companies, and we invite all to participate.”
There is no cost for the following webinars, however advance registration is required.
ExportON!: New Exporters to Border States (NEBS) U.S
February 8 (9:30 AM-12:30 PM, EST)
The Government of Ontario, in collaboration with the Trade Commissioner Service, is hosting a webinar program and will present on the following topics: U.S. immigration and business visa requirements, Federal and state tax liability issues, Currency exchange strategies, Corporate and legal considerations; and U.S. Customs clearance documentation requirements. Register by: February 6th. You can find more information and register for the event here.
ExportON!: Exporting to Europe
February 9 (10:30 AM-12:00 PM, EST)
The Ontario Government is presenting this webinar to highlight trade opportunities with Europe in key emerging sectors and to help you develop an effective market entry strategy. In this webinar you will learn about: major highlights in the free trade agreement between Canada and the EU (CETA), opportunities within major markets, with a focus on France, the UK and Germany, sector opportunities for exporting, specifically in Clean Technologies, Information & Communications Technologies and the Automotive supply chain. We will also cover best practices for accessing and doing business in the UK and EU markets. Register by: February 8th. You can find more information and register for the event here.
New Exporters of Technologies and Services to the U.S.
February 15 (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, EST)
Ontario, in partnership with the Trade Commissioner Service, is hosting a new exporter preparation session built for Ontario technology and services companies.
The New Exporters of Technologies and Services to the United States (NETSUS) Program builds on an ever-popular New Exporters to Border States (NEBS) Program, which has been helping Ontario companies for 30+ years. Company participants in NETSUS will hear from experts and get to ask questions on topics related to selling non-physical products and services. The webinar will cover topics such as: Provincial and Federal Programs and Services, CUSMA and cross-border trade of technologies and services – industry implications, Taxation on technology and services sales – issues and implications, Immigration considerations (work permits, visas, etc.), Standards and certifications. Register by: February 13th. You can find more information and register for the event here.
Do’s and Don’ts when crossing the U.S. border
February 22 (10:00 AM-11:00 AM, EST)
Ontario, in partnership with the United States Customs and Border Protection Agency, invites Ontario SMEs for a free one-hour webinar about the “Do’s and Don’ts” that must be observed if you are going to successfully move your goods across the border. Participants will have an opportunity to hear first-hand from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency officer, who will provide Ontario companies with important information on what is mandatory when shipping products to the United States. Particular attention will be paid to the importance of the documentation required to move goods to the U.S. Register by: February 20th. You can find more information and register for the event here.
Export Development Canada (EDC): Grow your business with mergers and acquisitions.
Jan 26 (1-2 pm EST)
Discover the value of mergers and acquisitions and how you can use this strategy to help your business enter international markets—without all the heavy lifting of building your own overseas networks. You’ll also discover how an M&A can be used as an attractive exit plan option for businesses and the potential of leveraging your company’s current assets to gain additional profits at the end of its lifecycle, no matter its size. You can find more information and register for the event here.
Other Webinars and Events
The above webinars are complemented by the Winter Webinar Series from the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre and other local business events. Check out the CBEC Events page for more info.
About the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade is responsible for programs to attract and retain business and economic development in Ontario. The Regional Advisor responsible for the Cornwall area is Denis Lapierre. He can be reached at 613.415.8384 or Denis.Lapierre [@] ontario.ca